Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ruffles

Guess what I've been up to today?

Sewing!
Mom had brought an ABC magazine up one day while visiting and I found some ruffled dust ruffles that I fell in love with.  So I had Mom order me some with her order and she brought them up to me today.

At first I wanted them for our beds. While waiting on them to come in, I began to think of other ways to use them....so here they are.





First, I did the typical thing and added one to one of our guest beds.  I layered it over the existing dust ruffle which worked out great because the bed is high.  


Then I added one to our chair and ottoman. 
Originally I ordered 2, but then I called Mom and had her order me 3 because I wanted to add one to this chair.  I could just invision it and it turned out perfectly! 


I am so happy with how they look together...adding that little pouf that it needed in my book.


This is what it looked like before...now doesn't it look so much cuter?!


I just keep staring at it with hearts in my eyes!


Well, then I had a little bit left over from the chair and ottoman, so I thought I would add it to the slipcover of our other sofa.  
Can you say HAPPY!!!


One of the easiest sewing jobs I've done in a long time...I would still be sewing if I made all the little ruffles from scratch!


Now....if I can keep the hubby from wollering it to death so I can at least enjoy looking at it for a couple of days. 


So soft and sweet, perfect for this little sitting area.

I gave Mama another call and asked if she could order me 3 more....then I'll add them to my curtains, a parson chair slipcover and who knows what else!

24 comments:

  1. Adorable what you have done with them, where did your Mother order them from?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ABC Distributing is the name of the magazine. They have them in other colors, but I can't remember what ones.

      Delete
    2. abc rocks I've been their customer for @ 20 years and very rarely have I been not 100% satisfied. abcdistributing.com I think.

      Delete
  2. Very, VERY pretty!!! I've never heard of an "ABC" magazine? I would love a few of these myself, actually. Could you email me the info?

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh they are really nice...love it on the chair and ottoman!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh Melanie your ruffles look "sew" sweet!!! Love them...you are a wonderful seamstress....
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Suzann...I do love to sew but don't feel that I am anything great. But I appreciate the sweet compliment!

      Delete
  5. I love what you did with the dust ruffles - they are GREAT! Really makes all the difference. You are so cleaver. Than ks for sharing, I love it.
    Mary

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is so fun--I wondered what you did when I saw it on Facebook--I just love it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Sandy..now you know how lazy I was, lol!

      Delete
  7. OMGOSH! That looks gorgeous!!! Just unbelievable! I just love how beautiful it all looks! Great find! xo Diana

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Diana...you are always so sweet!

      Delete
  8. So sweet and romantic! I love your look girl♥

    Linsey

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Linsey...such a big compliment coming from you!

      Delete
  9. Melanie,
    These are adorable. I cannot sew but have wanted to put some ruffles on my chair so I think I may have to steal this idea. I found some great dust ruffles on the cheap at Overstock.com so I think I will revisit there to get some and do my chair. Thanks for the great idea. I love the sweet change it made on all your pieces. I would be staring and smiling too. They came out so cute. Great job.
    Kris

    ReplyDelete
  10. I HAVE A SECRET.... I HAVE A SECRET..... I HAVE A.... :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. You cry over ruffles... I'm crying over your rooms.. .so pretty!! I love how girly and clean they are. So pretty. So welcoming.

    Eventually my secret will get out.... E V E N T U A L Y!
    *wink*

    ReplyDelete
  12. OMG! I, too, have always been a ruffle fan and these pics made me sooooooo happy!!!!! You did an awesome job, girl!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great job with the ruffles, they look so nice but good luck with that wollering thingie. Just be prepared to fluff, fluff and fluff after he leaves for work. Oh, did you ever order some for the beds?
    Congratulations on winning The Stitching Coop's giveaway! I know you will enjoy that lovely creation.
    I am a new follower,
    Blessings, Ginger

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for stopping in...I love hearing from you! Hugs, Melanie